For all your chocolate loving friends…give them one of these 🙂
Coming up with a holiday gift idea for everyone on your list can be a challenge sometimes, but who wouldn’t enjoy food in a jar? In my opinion, the best and most practical gifts are those that can be eaten. So stop stressing about all the gifts you have to get this holiday season and start mixing!
Baking mixes gifted in mason jars are always well received. They are also an inexpensive way to give simple, not to mention tasty, gifts to those people in your life that you want to thank this holiday season.
I love gifting brownie mixes during the busy holiday season to add variety to the typical cookie recipes people usually receive. Family and friends can whip these ingredients together for a yummy dessert after a long day of shopping and errands or save them until after New Year’s Day when they’re ready to splurge on a delicious treat.
Here’s my favorite recipe for brownies in a jar:
Double Chocolate Brownie Mix in a Jar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans (optional)
- 1 quart mason jar with lid, decorative ribbon and tag with instructions
- Pour the contents of the jar in a mixing bowl and whisk with one teaspoon vanilla extract, 2/3 cup vegetable or canola oil and four eggs.
- Bake at 350 Ffor 25 to 30 minutes in a greased glass baking dish. I like using Ziploc VersaGlass Containers.
- Let cool slightly before slicing and serving.
Have you ever done food gifts in a jar? What are some of your favorite recipes to give and receive?
Pam Holcomb says
You really need to state when there is participation required when you post a link. I clicked to get the recipe/instructions for the brownie mix in a jar … not get signed up for MORE e-mail and teeth whitening stuff.
Did you click the right link? It took me straight to the recipe, no sign up or anything required. Thanks Erin! 🙂
gabrielle carroll says
I didn’t have to sign up for anything. I just clicked the link and it led straight to the recipe.
No sign ups necessary, I got right to the recipe. Thank you, these make great secret sister gifts through out the year.
Gail Becker says
I don’t have any problems getting to links I want on this site. This receipe looks so good!!!
What size pan should I use?
For anyone else who has just discovered this recipe as I did — I tested it and it will definitely go in a 9×13 pan.